After working as a garden designer, and having had three children, I assumed that bad posture and niggling lower back pain was a way of life. I had this pain for years before joining my friends on a Pilates course, tempted by the coffee afterwards! In just a few months my posture had improved and the pain that I had been experiencing had all but vanished. This meant I could continue to pursue all the sports activities I loved such as running, cycling, playing tennis and skiing, pain free and with a stronger, more flexible body.
Several years later I decided to train to become a Pilates teacher in order to share my knowledge and passion of Pilates to help others move freely and without pain. I am a fully certified Level 3 Classical Pilates Teacher. I also went on to do further teacher training to become a fully certified Level 3 APPI Pilates Matwork Pilates Instructor. The APPI method is widely used by the NHS for rehabilitation, in elite sport to build athletes’ strength and endurance, and by many professional dance companies, including the English National Ballet. I then went on to do my Reformer training at the Pilates Academy for Teachers.
LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN TEACHING MAT PILATES
CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING REFORMER, LISA BRADSHAW, PILATES ACADEMY FOR TEACHERS 2019
APPI (AUSTRALIAN PHYSIOTHERAPY PILATES INSTITUTE) FULLY CERTIFIED MATWORK PILATES TEACHER NOVEMBER 2020
BARRELS COLLECTION, J Pilates 2022
CADILLAC, APPI 2022
ANTE AND POST NATAL ON THE REFORMER, APPI 2022
PINK RIBBON PROGRAMME INSTRUCTOR (Breast cancer exercise specialist) April 2023
CPD COURSES :
Pilates for Spinal Surgery, APPI 2019
Hip Replacement Workshop, Alan Herdman 2019
Hip pathologies and Pilates Workshop, Brent Anderson 2020
Pilates reformer for joint replacement, APPI, June 2020
Pilates for menopause, APPI 2022
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Prior to opening my own studio I worked for two years as a Complimentary Therapist in Pilates at the Saxon Clinic, Milton Keynes. I worked with post-operative patients after joint replacements and back surgery.
Group reformer instructor at Enliven Health and Physiotherapy 2019-2022